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Summon hybrid creatures and send them to battle against your opponent. But be careful: your opponent may use one of their Mindbugs to take control of it.

Outwit your opponent in a fascinating tactical duel in which having the best cards and playing them at the wrong time can be deadly for yourself.

Mindbug Game Stats

Kennerspiel 2023 – Recommendation List

We are thrilled to announce that Mindbug First Contact has been selected for the prestigious Recommended List for Kennerspiel des Jahres!

Mindbug - Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023 - Recommendation List


Mindbug combines the accessibility and fairness of a simple card game with the strategic depth of a complex Strategy Card Game. The result is a skill-based dueling card game that feels utterly different from all the other card games you have played before.

Even though Mindbug is extremely easy to get into, the game will keep surprising you with new and exciting challenges and combos. The unique Mindbug mechanic allows you to control your opponents’ creatures and leads to unique decision-making that requires even veteran card game players to adjust their traditional playstyle.


  • Shuffle and Play

  • Explained in less than 5 minutes

  • Portable
  • Age 8+


  • Crazy card abilities (no weak cards)

  • Every decision matters

  • Strategic Planning and Bluffing
  • Unique Mindbug Mechanic


  • No deck construction

  • No good/bad matchups

  • Neither luck nor money driven
  • It’s all about your choices

„Everything I love about Trading Card Games

condensed in a single Box“

Mindbug Box

How to play

Mindbug Teaching Rules

1. Shuffle

The game comes as a 48 card deck of which both players are playing. Just shuffle the cards and you are ready to start.

  • No Deck Construction
  • No Prep Time
  • No Unfair Advantage
Mindback shuffle Deck

2. Draw

Mindbug Play Area

Draw 5 cards into your hand and another 5 as your draw pile. These are the creatures you can send to battle.

Put 3 cards face down and put them in front of you. These cards represent your life points.

Put 2 Mindbugs next to you.

3. Play

Each turn you may play one of your creature cards

  • there is no resource cost and
  • no ramp up time
  • Instead each card is powerful, exciting and can determine the outcome of the game
Mindbug Card Example

4 – Mindbug

Mindbug Cards

But be careful, your opponent can use their Mindbug to mind-control your creature when you play it!

Build a strategy, outwit your opponent and maneuver your most powerful creatures around their Mindbugs.

5 – Attack

Instead of playing a card during your turn, you can also send a creature to battle and crush your opponent!

You win the game when your opponent lost their last life point.

Mindbug Rhino Turtle


Download the latest rulebook and learn the full rules step by step.


A Big Thank you to All the Early Playtesters

Anders Knudsen, Andreas Skjellerup Iversen, Bo Stentebjerg-Hansen, Daniela Hegen, Daniel Herbert, Emil Grubak Schmalfeldt, Garrot Kole, Jared Patterson, Jeppe Due Hunsdahl, Joshua Raynack, Kasper Meyer, Koni Garfield, Kristoffer Dyrgaard Sørensen, Laura Kudahl, Linus Hegen, Manuel Smak, Phu Vinh Nguyen, Schuyler Garfield, Søren Juul Larsen, Steffen Klein